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From the mid 19th to 20th centuries, many black people and ethnic Mexicans intermarried with each other in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in South Texas (mostly in Cameron County and Hidalga County).

In English, an "interracial marriage" refers to the institution of marriage, including childless marriages.

Formerly, the term was used more widely as a euphemism for interracial sexual unions that produced mixed-race offspring out of wedlock, since both miscegenation and illegitimacy were historically taboo in Western culture, particularly in the context of Victorian morality.

These two counties had the highest rates of interracial marriages involving at least one black spouse in the United States.

In the past, it was outlawed in the United States of America and in South Africa.

It was formally declared legal in the United States in 1967 when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case Loving v.

Virginia that race-based restrictions on the set of individuals whom an individual is eligible to marry violate the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.

Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize interracial marriage at much earlier dates.